Interrupted Car Thieves Shoot at Person Walking Dog in Mount Prospect

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Shots fired by offenders during attempted vehicle theft in Mount Prospect Thursday, November 17, 2022.
Shots fired by offenders during attempted vehicle theft in Mount Prospect Thursday, November 17, 2022.

Police from Mount Prospect responded about 6:15 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2022 a report of shots fired on I Oka Avenue near Busse Avenue, just west of downtown Mount Prospect.


Mt Prospect Police: Homeowner Let Dog Out on Driveway, Found Thief Trying to Steal His Vehicle Before Shots Fired

According to Mount Prospect Police Department, following a preliminary investigation, two offenders were attempting to steal a vehicle, and were interrupted by a homeowner, who was walking their dog. The offender(s) shot at the homeowner, but no injuries were reported. The offenders then fled the area in an unknown vehicle. According the Mount Prospect Police Department, the investigation is still in the beginning stages and more information will be available at a later time.

A neighbor near the scene said he heard eight shots at 6:15 a.m. He said there were four shots, a pause, then another four shots — very rapid gunfire. He did not hear or see anything else.

Mount Prospect Police also stated that the incident is believed to be isolated to the attempted vehicle theft, and there is no current threat to the area. A Mount Prospect police officer in a mark police SUV stood by at nearby Saint Raymonds catholic school, just as a security precaution. There was no lockdown at St. Raymonds.

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